Deep Waters: What it Means to be Friends with Jesus

I recently listened to a podcast. The voice of pastor  Jurgen Matthesius boomed – heavy with a thick Australian accent. “God will not work in the shallow. He wants to take you into the deep.” I pictured his hat perched across his ruddy brow – catching crocodile with his bare hands in the vast landscape of…

Not Everyone Likes Elmo: Hope for those without Children

Walking through NYC gives me a thrill, but scanning through baby aisles gives me a heart attack. Aren’t I supposed to love children? I don’t hate them, but I don’t long for 2 am feedings or cleaning vomit off my shoulder. It’s just never been a dream of mine. Yes. I know most kids play doctor or…

Love Won

Maybe you’ve heard the news. Maybe you’re wrestling with the results. Maybe you’re celebrating. Regardless, of your response, change occurred. What do we do now? Many in the church are shaking their fist in their air – demanding their rights and picketing the streets against this ruling. Many in the church are shaking hands and…

Racism or Relativity

My prayers and love go out to all the families who suffered the tragic loss in Charleston, SC. The act was violent. The act was brutal. The act was wrong. My prayers and love go out to the family who suffered from London Ontario. The act was violent. The act was brutal. The act was…